genus contains over 20 species of either
biennial or perennial plants. They have tubular
on tall spikes.
Digitalis in Latin means
"finger of a
glove" or "thimble" and refers to the shape of the flowers. The
common name is connected with English superstitions of
fairies. Fox is a corruption of folk, hence little folks
gloves, or, more specifically, fairy gloves. The heart
stimulant, digitalis, is derived from this plant.